GLOBAL VISION, LOCAL ACTION: ALIGNING HONG KONG'S 2030+ WITH THE UN NEW URBAN AGENDA


Hong Kong Urban Thinkers Campus 2.0 / An Event of the UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign

1st Floor Atrium, AIT Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday April 1, 2017



The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign, conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban actors. It is intended as a platform to build consensus on urbanization challenges and solutions to urban futures. The Urban Thinkers Campus creates a platform to reflect on current urban challenges and trends as well as to propose a new urban paradigm. The outcomes will contribute to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito 2016.

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR Government”) is undertaking a six-month consultation process on the “Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a Planning Vision and Strategy Transcending 2030” (Hong Kong 2030+). This strategy will decide the future of sustainable urban development of the city towards 2030 and beyond. Meanwhile, the adoption of the New Urban Agenda at the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in October 2016 presents a critical framework to mobilise cities and regions around sustainable development in urban settings. The objectives of this UTC will be to:

  1. Provide a forum for discussion regarding Hong Kong’s urban future, as part of the Hong Kong 2030+ consultation process
  2. Examine avenues for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in the Hong Kong setting
  3. Identify areas of linkages and synergies between the New Urban Agenda and the Hong Kong 2030+ process and advocate for their systematic alignment and integration

  4. Programme

    Campus: 9:00am to 4:00pm

    09:00 am - 09:30 amRegistration
    09:30 am - 09:35 amWelcome and Introduction to UTCProf Hendrik TIEBEN & Sharon LO
    09:35 am - 10:45 amUrban Lab: Habitat III,
    New Urban Agenda (NUA)
    & Hong Kong 2030+
    Dan K.H. CHAN (Moderator)
    Prof Mee Kam NG
    Phyllis Chi-miu LI JP
    10:45 am - 11:00 am Coffee break
    11:00 am - 01:00 pm Urban Inclusion and Leaving No One Behind
    Urban Prosperity and Inclusive Economic Development
    Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability
    Urban Design and Public Space
    Prof Mee Kam NG & Prof WONG Hung
    WONG Yuen Shan & Iris CHAN
    Wilfred LAU & Dan K.H. CHAN
    Prof Hendrik TIEBEN & Paul ZIMMERMAN
    01:00 pm - 02:00 pmLunch
    02:00 pm - 03:00 pmReporting Back: Urban Thinkers Sessions Moderators & everyone
    03:00 pm - 03:45 pmAction and Policy Recommendation BrainstormModerators & everyone
    03:45 pm - 04:00 pmConcluding remarks: Implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Hong Kong 2030+
    Moderators & everyone

    Themes of Urban Thinker Sessions

    • Urban inclusion and leaving no one behind
    • Urban prosperity and inclusive economic development
    • Urban resilience and environmental sustainability (Registration Full)
    • Urban design and public space (Registration Full)

    List of Speakers and Moderators

    • Dan K.H. CHAN, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative
    • Iris CHAN, HKCSS-HSBC SEBC, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
    • Wilfred LAU, ARUP
    • Phyllis LI, Hong Kong Planning Department
    • Sharon LO, UN Major Group for Children and Youth
    • Mee Kam NG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Hendrik TIEBEN, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Hung WONG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Yuen Shan WONG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Paul ZIMMERMAN, Designing Hong Kong

    Action and Policy Recommendation Brainstorm Form

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    Registration

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    Contact

    For enquiries, please contact at utc2.0@cuhk.edu.hk

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    For More Information on the Hong Kong Urban Thinkers Campus

    Mee Kam Ng 伍美琴教授
    Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRMD)
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Room 226, 2/F, Wong Foo Yuan Building
    Department of Geography and Resource Management
    Faculty of Social Science
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
    Tel: +852 3943 6645
    Fax: +852 2603 5006
    meekng[at]cuhk.edu.hk
    www.iofc.cuhk.edu.hk

    Hendrik Tieben 田恆德
    Associate Professor
    Director, MSc in Urban Design Programme
    School of Architecture
    Faculty of Social Science
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Rm 306, AIT Building, CUHK
    Tel: +852 3943 8095
    hktieben[at]cuhk.edu.hk
    http://web5.arch.cuhk.edu.hk/urbandesign/index.html